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Upgrading plant sold to Chinese biogas project


July 7, 2010
by PLANT STAFF

A Xebec biogas upgrading plant.

Photo: Xebec Adsorption

SHANGHAI, China: Xebec Adsorption Inc. is supplying a biogas upgrading plant to WELtec BioPower GmbH for a novel biogas project located in Wuxi, China.

Xebec, a Montreal-based provider of biogas upgrading, natural gas and hydrogen purification solutions for the clean energy market, will install a fully integrated biogas operation with a compact compressed natural gas (CNG) compression and dispensing system.

“China has the potential to become one of the largest markets worldwide for commercial scale biogas projects, and this order is a successful example of our strategy of partnering with leading digester suppliers that are focused on the emerging Chinese market,” said Andrew Hall, Xebec’s vice-president of Asia Pacific Operations, in a release.

Xebec did not provide financial details.

The biogas will be generated from pig manure and waste rice straw in two proprietary anaerobic digesters supplied by WELtec, a supplier of advanced anaerobic digestion systems.

Xebec says the biogas generated from this waste will either be upgraded in its plant to produce CNG vehicle fuel or to generate electricity using a 375-kilowatt biogas engine installed on-site. Renewable CNG from the plant will be used as fuel for a fleet of CNG-fuelled forklifts in a nearby factory, and sold to commercial natural gas customers in the Wuxi area.
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